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William Boyle

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William Boyle is from Brooklyn, New York. His books include: GRAVESEND, which was nominated for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in France and shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger in the UK; THE LONELY WITNESS, which was nominated for the Hammett Prize and is nominated for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière; and, most recently, A FRIEND IS A GIFT YOU GIVE YOURSELF. CITY OF MARGINS is forthcoming in March 2020. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.

The City Looks Like Broken Glass

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Published on February 29, 2020 09:41 Tags: brooklyn, city-of-margins, ensemble, melodrama, noir, pegasus-crime, william-boyle
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City of Margins

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Death Don't Have No Mercy

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